A delightfully tart and sweet salad that's great anytime. This will keep in the fridge for a few days and makes a great sweet snack when you're feeling the munchies!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Partially peel cucumbers lengthwise, leaving thin green stripes around the cucumber. Halve cucumbers lengthwise. Scoop seeds from cucumber halves with a spoon. Discard seeds. Slice cucumbers thinly and put in a bowl. Add salt to cucumber and mix with hand until cucumber is limp; set aside for 45 minutes.

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  • Transfer cucumbers to a strainer and squeeze as much liquid out as possible.

  • Mix lemon juice, sugar, and vinegar together in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves. Add the drained cucumber and toss to coat. Spoon into small bowls and top each portion with toasted sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 18g; fat 2.4g; sodium 584.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (13)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2013
I love that you use toasted sesame seeds as an addition to this salad! Personally didn't care for using lemon juice for the dressing instead of the traditional rice vinegar or substitute of white wine vinegar so in the future for a touch of lemon flavor for others who might want it will serve garnished with a lemon wedge. Oh, to save peeling time I used English cucumbers which have a very nice thin skin :-) Read More
(8)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/22/2013
I love that you use toasted sesame seeds as an addition to this salad! Personally didn't care for using lemon juice for the dressing instead of the traditional rice vinegar or substitute of white wine vinegar so in the future for a touch of lemon flavor for others who might want it will serve garnished with a lemon wedge. Oh, to save peeling time I used English cucumbers which have a very nice thin skin :-) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2013
This was wonderful! I wasn't sure about the lemon juice, but it truly was different and refreshing. We did miss the onion and pepper in our normal recipe, but this was a change in a very good way! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2015
This was oddly addictive. I loved the toasted sesame seeds and it went well with the mild cucumber flavor. I used baby seedless cucumbers and sliced them with a mandoline slicer. I skipped step 1 and didn't peel or deseed and simple sliced them. I didn't let them sit salted first. No, I just tossed the dressing with the sliced cucumbers and tossed in the sesame seeds and let this sit in the refrigerator for two days before eating it. I loved this! I thought it needed something a little more though like onion to take this up a notch. It is a solid recipe as written though. I did cut this down to use 2 cucumbers and it made plenty for 2 servings. This had a sweet and tangy flavor. A little sour but not really. More mild and really really good. I'll happily fix this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2015
Rice vinegar is what I used in place of the lemon juice. Also omitting the white wine vinegar. we all loved it Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2016
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2015
This is a great recipe. I made it with rice wine vinegar and it was the bomb. I can't get enough thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2019
Made it and loved it. It kept a couple of days. (I didn't include the sesame seeds). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2016
Very good. I like to make it with some sliced onion use rice vinegar add some shrimp or some lump crab meat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2018
Used rice wine vinegar in lieu of white vinegar. Read More